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COVID-19 Douglas County Food Resources

This guide includes food resources available for Douglas County community members during the COVID19 pandemic. Resources are broken down by city, and includes information on general food pantry/food access, as well as meals for youth. For questions or more information, contact Lea Roselyn at lroselyn@unitedwaydgco.org
 
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BALDWIN CITY
 
Food Pantry/Food Access
 
Baldwin Community Emergency Fund - Grocery Store Vouchers & Rent/Utility Assistance
Description: Call City Hall ((785) 594-6427) and ask for the “Baldwin Community Emergency Fund”. They will check availability for food vouchers. 
 
Baldwin United Methodist Church - Grocery Store Vouchers 
Address: 704 Eighth St, Baldwin City, KS 66006
Hours: Saturday 10 am (while supplies last!)
Phone: (785) 594-6612
Description: The pantry will be giving out grocery store vouchers! First come first serve. 
 
New Assembly of God
Address: 118 5th St, Baldwin City, KS 66006
Hours: Food Pantry: Tuesday (3 pm to 6 pm), Wednesday (9 am to 12 pm)
Mobile Food Distribution: Fourth Thursday of the Month (10 am to 11 am)
Description: 
Food Pantry: A pantry volunteer will come up to your car with a list of food items, you’ll check the items you want, and they will bring it to your car.
Mobile Food Distribution: A variety of fresh food/grocery items are distributed in a drive-through model. Cars are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
 
Community Meals for Youth
 
Baldwin City Library (provided by Baldwin School District)
Address: 800 7th Street, Baldwin City, 66006
Hours: Monday & Thursday (11 am to 1 pm)
Description: We will provide breakfast and lunch “grab-n-go” meals for all children ages 1 to 18 (while supplies last). Drive through the pick up lane in the library's west parking lot. Head north on 7th St., & pull up alongside the curb in front of the library. Each child will receive multiple meals per pick up.
 
Community Meals
Homestead Kitchen & Bakery 
Location:719 8th St. Baldwin City, Kansas
Hours: Tuesday - Friday (8 am - 2pm), Saturday (8 am - noon)
Phone: (785) 766-3442
Requirements: Be a senior living in Baldwin City, KS. 
Description: Homestead Kitchen & Bakery is delivering meals to Seniors in Baldwin City. Call to be added to the delivery list.
 
 
 
EUDORA
 
 
Food Pantry/Food Access
 
Eudora United Methodist Church
Address: 2084 N 1300 Rd. Eudora, KS 66025 
Hours: Third Wednesday of the Month (10 AM - 11 AM)
Description: A variety of fresh food/grocery items are distributed in a drive-through model. Cars are served on a first-come, first-served basis.We will not be loading inside the seats of the vehicles so please have space in your trunk or cargo for us to load! Let’s keep everyone safe!
 
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Address: 738 Church St, Eudora, KS 66025
Hours: Wednesdays (8:30 am to 12 pm)
Description: Pantry items available for those in need outside of the pantry. Pantry shoppers will not be allowed inside of the pantry
 
 
Community Meals for Youth
 
Eudora School District 
Locations: 
Eudora Middle School parking lot (2635 Church St, Eudora, KS 66025)
Eudora Elementary School west carloop (801 E 10th St, Eudora, KS 66025)
Hours: Mondays - Fridays (11:30 am to 12:30 pm)
Description: We will provide breakfast and lunch “grab-n-go” meals to any child in Eudora, ages 1 to 18 (while supplies last).The meals must be handed directly to the child. Each meal will include lunch items, a breakfast item, and milk.These pickup locations will utilize a drive-thru format. Stay in your cars. Walkers must use the sidewalk & follow social distancing practices.
 
 
 
LAWRENCE
 
 
Food Pantry/Food Access
 
Ballard Center Pantry
Address: 708 Elm St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Hours: Pantry: temporarily closed- see description for food
Donations: Monday - Friday (noon - 1pm)
Description:
How to Get Food: Email admin@ballardcenter.org for specific requests for food, clothing, diapers, toiletries.
Donations: Drop off at 708 Elm St, Lawrence, KS 66044
To volunteer: contact evan@ballardcenter.org 
 
Catholic Charities
Address: 1525 W. 6th St, Suite A&B (5th & Minnesota St. by Advantage Car Parts)
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (9am-12pm, 1 - 3:30pm)
Phone: 785-856-2694
Description: Bring ID to pick up a bag of pre-packaged food. If you can’t pick up food, you may designate someone else to receive your food for you. 
 
DARE Center Food/Supplies pantry
Address: 944 Kentucky St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays (11:30 am-2 pm)
Phone:785-856-0698
Description: Staff will be at the Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm to distribute toiletries, sleeping bags, other essentials, and information. If necessary, inquiries may be made to the DARE Director, Loring Henderson, at 785-764-2095. 
 
Douglas County Fairgrounds - Hosted by Ballard Center Pantry
Address: 1930 Harper Main Indoor Arena, Lawrence, KS 66044
Hours: Second & Fourth Tuesday (10 am - Registration begins @ 8:30)
Description: A variety of fresh food/grocery items are distributed in a drive-through model. Cars are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
First Baptist Church
Address: 1330 Kasold Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049
Hours: Food Pantry: Wednesday (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Mobile Food Distribution: 4th Saturday of every month 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Phone: 785-843-0020 
Description: Food Pantry:Premade sacks of food will be available on the porch for pick-up. 
Mobile Food Distribution: Mobile Food Distribution:A variety of fresh food/grocery items are distributed in a drive-through model. Cars are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Heritage Baptist Church Food Pantry
Address: 1781 E 800 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049
Hours:First & third Thursday of the Month (4 - 6pm)
Phone: 785-887-2200
Description: Pre-bagged food available for anyone in need.
 
Just Food - Curbside Distribution
Address: 1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66046
Distribution Hours: Wednesdays & Fridays (12 pm to 5 pm) Phone: (785) 856-7030 - ext 0 (during COVID-19 emergency) 8:00am - 6:00pm
Description: If you haven't applied in 2020 fill out the online application (Just Food Application).
Clients are eligible to receive a grocery box every other week.
If you cannot pick-up food, you can designate a proxy on your application.
Call for delivery info or visit http://bit.ly/JustFoodDeliveryRequest). 
 
Lawrence First United Methodist Church 
Address: 867 Highway 40 Lawrence, KS 66049
Hours: Second Saturday of the month (11:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Description: A variety of fresh food/grocery items are distributed in a drive-through model. Cars are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Salvation Army
Address: 946 New Hampshire - chapel on North side
Hours: Sack lunch pickup: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (1pm - 2pm) 
Food box pickup: Tuesday, Thursday (9am - 12pm)
Phone: 785-843-4188 (open in mornings)
Description: 
Sack lunch pickup: Sack lunches out of mobile canteen parked outside of building 
Food box pickup: Boxes are being distributed at the front doors closest to the Lawrence Arts Center. You may visit once a week. If unable to pick up a box, case managers are also available to pick up for their clients.
 
Sunrise Project Food/Supplies pantry
Address: 1501 Learnard Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-865-1618
Description: Pickup any time on front porch (Delivery available - call or text)
 
Trinity Interfaith Pantry 
Address:1027 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044 (pantry located in office building next to Trinity Episcopal Church)
Hours: Tuesdays (1:00 to 3:00 pm) and Saturdays (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Description:
Here is an overview of what you can expect:
1. Patrons wait in line: patrons wait on the sidewalk next to the parking lot which      is pre-marked with red tape in six foot intervals for each opening.
2. Food is pre-bagged. Patrons should take a bag of food as directed.
3. A volunteer will then bring out a new set of food bags for the next patron. 
 
 
Community Meals for Youth
 
Community Partnership Meals for Youth (USD 497, City of Lawrence and Douglas County governments, The Chamber, Lawrence Restaurant Association, other local businesses, Lawrence Schools Foundation, United Way of Douglas County, and community volunteers.)
Locations: 
Hillcrest Elementary, 1045 Hilltop Drive 
Schwegler Elementary, 2201 Ousdahl 
Billy Mills Middle School, 2734 Louisiana
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts
Requirements: Children under 18
Hours: Monday - Saturday (11 am to 1 pm, April 15th to May 1st)
Description: We will provide breakfast and lunch “grab-n-go” meals to any child under 18   (while supplies last).Ten local restaurants and businesses will provide meals from April 15th to May 1st, so in addition to feeding children, the effort will support local businesses and their employees, who also are feeling the economic effects of the pandemic.
 
 
Community Meals
 
Archibowls
Address:125 E 10th St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday (12 pm - 8 pm)
Phone: 785-424-7822
Description: Free beans and rice  (vegan options available).
 
Boys and Girls Club - Center for Great Futures
Address: 2910 Haskell Ave, Lawrence, KS 66046
Hours: Monday - Friday (6 pm to 7 pm)
Description: Dinner-to-Go curbside pick up for anyone in need! No RSVP needed, simply drive up to the curb.
 
Global Cafe
Location: 820 Massachusetts Street
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays
Phone: 785-838-4600
Description: Free sack lunches (while supplies last)
 
Jubilee Cafe Grab-and-Go service
Address: 946 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Hours: Tuesday & Friday (7 am - 8am)
Phone:785-841-7500
Description: Coffee, water, juice, and prepackaged food items
 
Ladybird Diner
Address: 721 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-856-5239
Description: 
Free Sack Lunch: Free sack lunch available for anyone in need Weekdays 11 am - 12 pm)
Free Pantry Box: 
EMAIL ladybirdpantry@gmail.com and tell us
How many in household
If you have the ability to cook and can refrigerate items at home.
Have any allergies or special needs.
We will get back to you with a pickup date.
 
Lawrence Meals on Wheels - Meal Delivery
Hours: Monday - Friday (11:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Requirements: 
Homebound
Live in Lawrence
Have a special dietary need
How to Access: To see if you qualify, call Lawrence Meals On Wheels at (785)830-8844 or email 4mealsonwheels@sbcglobal.net
Description: Lawrence Meals On Wheels serves hot, nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and/or disabled Monday – Friday, with the exception of several holidays, such as Christmas, etc. The meals are purchased from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. LMH prepares the meals to meet the individual specifications of each diet order, under the supervision of a licensed dietician. 
 
LINK Dining Room
Address: First Christian Church (1000 Kentucky St, Lawrence, KS 66044)
Hours: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun (1 to 2 pm) 
Phone:785-331-3663
Description: “The LINK board has decided to close its dining room in the basement of the First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky. Instead, we will provide meals-to-go for our guests at the door of our dining room”
 
Ramen Bowls
Address: 918 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Hours: Sunday - Tuesday (11 am - 9 pm), Wednesday - Saturday (11 am - 10 pm)
Phone:785-842-6957
Description: If you or someone you know needs a free hot meal, please call and order a Rainbow Bowl. No limit. No questions asked. Free delivery until 5pm. Free carry-out after.
 
Topper’s Pizza
Address:1100 Mississippi St c, Lawrence, KS 66044
Hours: 11 am to 1 pm 
Phone:785-856-0058
Description: FREE small, 1-topping pizza per child. Call ahead to order the pizza and it will be brought to the car.
 
 
 
LECOMPTON
 
 
Food Pantry
 
Lecompton United Methodist Church 
Address:402 Elmore St, Lecompton, KS 66050 (basement of church, enter using the East door)
Hours: 3rd Saturday of the Month (7:30 to 11am)
Requirements: To utilize pantry you must be a resident of Perry Lecompton School District #343. 
Description:  Friends of the pantry will be asked to fill out a shopping list (provided) of perishable and non-perishable items. Shoppers will then fill your order and bring your bags to your vehicle. (No reusable bags, please). If you’re unable to get out of the house, we are able to deliver or a family member can pick up items for you. 
 
Stull United Methodist Church 
Address: 1596 E 250 Rd, Lecompton, KS 66050
Hours:
Food Pantry: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month (7-8:30 pm - appointments available outside of these times - see below for details) 
Mobile Food Distribution: 4th Thursday of the Month (12 pm to 1 pm)
Description: 
Food Pantry:Only one person per family may enter the pantry and only one can be in the pantry at a time. Pantry shoppers can visit more than once a month.
To make an appointment: Email stullumchurch@gmail or leave a message on the church phone (785-887-6521)
Mobile Food Distribution: A variety of fresh food/grocery items are distributed in a drive-through model. Cars are served on a first-come, first-served basis
 
 
Community Meals for Youth
 
Perry-Lecompton School District - Grab & Go Meals
Locations: 
Lecompton Elementary (626 Whitfield St, Lecompton, KS 66050)
The Links main office (5401 Rock Chalk Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049)
Hours: Monday to Friday (11:30 am to Noon, through May 20th, 2020)
Phone: 785-597-5872
Description: We will provide breakfast and lunch “grab-n-go” meals to children ages 1 to 18 (while supplies last) at Lecompton Elementary school and The Links main office. Call the kitchen at 785-597-5872 to order or fill out an order sheet found on our website www.usd343.net.  When ordering, please only order for that day only. When you arrive, you will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day.  Students must be present to receive meals, or the adult picking up has to have a family picture that shows the students that are getting the meals. 
 
 
 
SENIORS - ALL DOUGLAS COUNTY
 
Senior Resource Center - Senior Assistance for Grocery Access
Hours: Drivers (Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm)
If your food can’t be picked up during these hours other arrangements can be made
Phone: 785-842-0543
leave a message with your name and phone number & we’ll get back to you. The caller ID when we call back will show “blocked number”.
Services: 
  • Transportation to the grocery store - Call Senior Wheels to schedule a ride at 785-727-7876.
  • Assisting you to place an online grocery store order (Have your debit and credit card available)
  • Assisting you with registration with Just Food 
  • Providing delivery of grocery orders or Just Food Boxes
  • Senior Meals
 
Senior Meals Congregate Meal Site Pick Up (60 years or older, call to sign up)
Locations:
  • Eudora Rec Center (1630 Elm St, Eudora, KS 66025)
  • Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab Center (1223 Orchard Ln, Baldwin City, KS 66006)
  • Babcock Place (1700 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044)
  • Midland Care (319 Perry St, Lawrence, KS 66044)
Description: Fill Out the UPR form & Return - Print the UPR form and either email to mow@mowks.org, fax to 1-844-395-8849 or mail to: Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas, Inc, 2134 SW Westport Dr - Topeka, Kansas 66614. 
For UPR questions please call 785-430-2186 

 

 

LOCAL AGRICULTURE - DELIVERY OR PICK-UP 

Help Support Local Agriculture Related Businesses!
With local businesses struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the Douglas County Conservation District has put together a local ag related business resource list for Douglas County that are offering services during this difficult time.  

 
Sunflower Provisions
Local suppliers coming together to provide fresh, local food to the community. The best local, regional, and national ORGANIC and SUSTAINABLY GROWN produce, proteins, and breads. Pick-up or delivery available. Email with questions: INFO@JHF-KS.COM  
 
Maseualkualli Farms
Growing vegetables organi-cally for NE Kansas using No-till, no fossil fuel machines. Deliveries on Mondays 
and Wednesdays between 5-8PM. Order minimums are $15 with a $3 delivery fee.  Contact: 785-274-9848 (text preferred). 
 
Amy's Meats
Offering Mixed Meat & Veggie Farm Shares, Milk Cow Shares, Pork, Chicken and Beef by the cut & bulk, Kids Working Farm to Table Day Camps, Farm to Table Supper. Eat Healthy & TRUST the people you buy from!   Contact: Amy@AmysMeats.com or 785-691-6251 (text is best} 
 
Offering pick up and delivery services. They grow 6 different hydroponic lettuce varie-ties as well as other leafy greens. They also produce duck eggs and goat milk available for picked up only.   rjeddinger@hotmail.com  or (785) 218-7338 
 
Pendleton’s Country Market
https://www.pendletons.com
1446 E 1850 Rd, Lawrence, KS
They have some pre-boxed Victory Garden packages that you can  order and pay online, or check out our availability list, then email or call us with your list.   We can add your list to our point of sale, figure tax for your total, and  take a credit card over the phone.  We will put your orders together and place them on our new porch for pick up.  Please allow a few hours to get your order 
 
Dancing Cow Farms
https://www.facebook.com/dancingcowfarms
36 E 2200th Rd. Wellsville, Kansas
Grass fed and finished whole cow hamburger and hotdogs from Scottish Highland Cows.  Message us through Facebook or email us at dancingcowfarms1@gmail.com.  We deliver within 20 miles of Wellsville! 
 
Common Harvest CSA
This multi-farm CSA is the cooperative effort of four certified organic farms: Moon on the Meadow Farm, Mellowfields Farm, Red Tractor Farm and Buller Family Farm.  Contact: jelmers@moononthemeadow.com  or (785) 393-8372 
 
Moon on the Meadow Farm
Order online for delivery in Lawrence of certified organic produce and flowers. grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, small fruit, and cut flowers.  Please place your orders by Thursday evening of eve-ry week for delivery on Friday between 3:30 and 5:30pm. When you order, you can pay online, provide your address, and they will deliver to your doorstop without you having to come get it. All items are individually wrapped and sealed for your safety.  If you have questions contact: jelmers@moononthemeadow.com 
 
The Henry’s Plant Farm Online Store
You can select items, add them to your cart and complete your purchase as you would on any online shopping site.  We will prepare your order as quickly as we can and deliver them to your car when you arrive.  Please allow us a few hours to get your order ready.  If in doubt, give us a call to see if it's ready (785) 887-6344.  
 
Rolling Prairie CSA
Sign up: Sign up now for the Rolling Prairie CSA 2020 season! You can still sign up even after the season starts! LOCAL PICKUP:• Community Merc • Mondays 4-6pm (outdoors)• Cottins Farmer’s Market • Thursday 4-6pm (outdoors) DELIVERY: ($20 Min) • Delivery is $5.00 flat rate in the City of Lawrence on Mondays & Thurs-days starting at 4pm. Contact: Avery at dirtclodfarmer@gmail.com  
 
Country Road Farms
Country Market, Jamie & Keith Knabe, 991 E. 2400th Road, Eudora KS, 785-615-1290.
The Country Market offers our own farm raised meat (beef, pork, meat chickens and turkeys at Thanksgiving) along with free range eggs, locally made jams, jellys, spiced jams, salsa, pickles, honey and fresh produce when in season. Hours for the Country Market are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1-6.  Monday and Thursday by appointments. Please feel free to call or text 785-615-1290 for questions or appointments. Hope you will come see us and help support our local business.  
 
Peters Family Farm 
Douglas County produce growers and bakers. They have greens, jams and jellies made from local fruits, and a variety of baked goods. They also make lo-tions. The jams, jellies, lotions and some baked goods are listed on the website. along with a few of our baked goods. They can do no contact delivery with payment through paypal, cash or cards through our Square read-er. If interested please email petersfamilyfarm@gmail.com  or 785-331-8207 call with any questions or to be added to the weekly email to be notified of product availability. Galen and Marcia Peters 
 
One Heart Farm
1501 Learnard Ave, Lawrence
One Heart Farm is currently growing varieties of flowering annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, ferns and succulents. Specializing in variety and quality. They will be offering free curbside pickup and for an additional fee delivery in Lawrence is available. On Saturday by appointment only, customers limited to 10 at a time will be able to shop on site using a booking applica-tion. Contact oneheartfarm@gmail.com or 785-813-1241